How it Works

 

The Process – How it Works

THE PROCESS

The portrait process takes place in three parts. The Pre-Session Consultation, the Photo Session, and the Preview & Ordering appointment. Our process begins with the pre-session consultation, where we plan your session and discuss how you want to display your images. Planning ahead helps ensure that we achieve the best results. You will be asked to fill out a questionnaire prior to the consultation, so I have a starting point for your expectations and goals.  

PRE-SESSION CONSULTATION

This is where we talk about goals; what you would like to achieve, how you would like to display your images, what products you are interested in, colors, design, backdrops, props, or location planning if we are planning an outdoor or lifestyle shoot.

The pre-consultation answers all your questions and helps us get to know you and your fur baby. We will coordinate how we shoot the session with what the desired final outcome in mind. Pre-consultations can take place in-person or on the phone.

SHOOTS AT THE STUDIO OR ON-LOCATION

Shoots can sometimes be stressful for dogs, so we want to take the time to let your dog relax and get to know the space. We spend the first 15 minutes or so just letting your dog become accustomed to the environment, the equipment, and me. For studio sessions, we work with controlled studio lighting as well as simple props and a variety of backdrops. On-location sessions can be in your backyard, local park, or in your home. I bring a variety of equipment to deal with any lighting situation. We also offer a studio experience in your own home. We bring all the equipment, backdrops, lighting, etc. and you provide the space to set up. Our focus is on you and your dog having a wonderful and relaxing portrait experience, so we bring out their true personality and dynamic. We take frequent little breaks to make sure you and your dog do not get tired or stressed.

VIEWING AND ORDERING APPOINTMENT

Viewing appointments will be scheduled approximately 1 to 2 weeks after the session. This is the time when you see all your final images and make decisions on your portrait order. The ordering appointment usually takes place at the studio, but can also take place at a mutually convenient location or even your home. It is however recommended that you attend this appointment at the studio, where you will be able to check out a variety of samples of the many products available and see your images on a calibrated monitor. We’ll help you sort through the images and make final decisions on what will look best with your decor and what fits your lifestyle. Specializing in custom Eco-products, we take the guesswork out of choosing ethically and environmentally friendly products. I carefully selected the perfect product line that balances Eco-minded art with exceptional archival quality. To learn more about our product line, check out Products in the menu above. We will work with you to choose your custom artwork, so you won’t be overwhelmed with options.

READY TO BOOK YOUR SESSION?

To reserve your date, click here or go to the contact button above – most sessions are booked between Friday and Sunday, so plan in advance. Session fee is due at the time of booking and is non-refundable. We also require a signed contract and model release before your session (you will receive these electronically once you are scheduled). In the event of inclement weather or illness, we are happy to reschedule your session, but we ask that you give us at least 24 hours notice. No-shows or last-minute cancellations are subject to a $50 rescheduling fee.

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